Optimizing Techniques in a Bucky-less DR Department

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Program Summary

As technology continues to improve and redefine the instrumentation used to acquire X-rays. This CE accredited Expert Forum Webinar will focus on key innovations in digital radiography and its impact on technique selection and image quality.

Join Matthew Hoerner, Ph.D., DAB and Gregg Cretella for a review of these innovations and how you can optimize techniques in a bucky-less DR department. Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

CE Effective Date: January 1, 2022
CE Expiration Date: January 31, 2023

Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Supported through an educational grant from Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Implement techniques to optimize image quality regardless of patient size.
  2. Utilize optimization techniques to manage exposure and deviation index.
  3. Utilize the proper technique without the use of a Bucky.

Presented by

Matthew Hoerner, Ph.D., DABR Matthew Hoerner, Ph.D., DABR
Medical Physicist
Yale New Haven Hospital

Gregg R. Cretella Gregg R. Cretella
National Director of Clinical Operations
Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation

Gregg Cretella is the National Director of Clinical Operations at Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Gregg supports a national team of across multiple specialties including general radiography, mammography, and clinical imaging problem rectification. He also manages the training and regulatory activities associated with new medical imaging products being introduced into the U.S. market.


Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for One (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Operations Management (OM).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CE Credits
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.